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Fri, 12 November 2021

Elbit Systems to Upgrade Electronic Warfare Capabilities of UK's Royal Navy

(12 Nov 2021)  Elbit Systems has been awarded a contract valued at approximately US$100 million by Babcock International, to provide the UK's Royal Navy with new Electronic Warfare capabilities under Increment 1 of the Maritime Electronic Warfare System Integrated Capability (MEWSIC) Program.

The contract will be performed over a period of 13 years and will include in-service support.

Elbit Systems will design, manufacture and deliver maritime Electronic Warfare (EW) suites comprised of fully digital full-spectrum Radar Electronic Support Measures (RESM) and EW Command and Control (EWC2) systems.

These latest generation technologies are designed to enhance the situational awareness and anti-ship missile defense of front-line platforms and improve their capability to exploit the electromagnetic environment.

Elbit Systems has been awarded a contract to upgrade the electronic warfare capabilities of the UK's Royal Navy. Click to enlarge.
Elbit Systems has been awarded a contract to upgrade the electronic warfare capabilities of the UK's Royal Navy

Secretary of State for Defence, Ben Wallace, said, In a world of rapidly evolving threats, these enhancements will upgrade the Royal Navy with pioneering radar detection capabilities maintaining the UKs operational advantage at sea. The 100-million investment with key industry partners will underpin vital defence outputs whilst supporting jobs and investment in the South-West of England.

Elbit Systems has reported growing demand for its maritime portfolio of solutions. During the last three years the company has:

- Received a contract to develop and deliver a new Combat Systems Operator Trainer in the Future Submarine School of the UK Royal Navy and modernisation of legacy synthetic training systems across the Royal Navy;

- Been contracted to supply countries in Asia Pacific with Anti-Submarine Warfare capabilities including USVs, sonars and Combat Management Systems;

- Signed a contract to provide the SPECTRO XR multi-spectral electro-optic systems to maritime forces, a contract to deliver USVs for Mine Counter Measure missions, a contract to equip vessels with integrative intelligence suites, a contract to deliver Underwater Sound Source System for the Republic of Korea;

- Inked a contract to supply combat suites and perform systems integration for the new patrol vessels of the Hellenic Coast Guard; and

- Acquired Sparton Corporation, a U.S. company that is the premier developer, producer and supplier of systems supporting Undersea Warfare for the U.S. Navy and allied Naval forces.

Martin Fausset, CEO of Elbit Systems UK, said, We are proud to be in position to provide such an important capability to the Royal Navy. Elbit Systems UK will work with its local partners on developing and delivering these cutting edge technologies, creating high skilled jobs while providing operational sovereignty and freedom of action.

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